Ruth E. Forman
Age 97, of Avalon, on Tuesday April 7, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Jack Forman; loving mother of the late John Forman; dear sister of the late James Herd. Survived by many cherished grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a niece and nephew. Ruth was a longtime member of the Sears Retirement Group. Services and interment private. Arrangements by BEINHAUERS, Dormont, 412 531-4000. Please view or add tributes at

Robert D. Howie
Age 79 of Avalon, PA, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at his residence. Robert was born June 8, 1940 Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, the son of the late W. Donald and Marjorie Howie. After graduation from Bellevue High School in 1958, Robert enlisted in the military where he served as a medic in the 101st Airborne Division Ft. Campbell Kentucky. In 1960 he attended Slippery Rock University pursuing a degree in environmental science. He started his career path as a loan collector for Household Finance. In 1964 he served as a international sales representative for Harbison-Walker Refractories for 20 years. Robert dabbled in entrepreneurship starting his own carpet cleaning business, Duraclean Master Cleaners in 1984. In 1987 Robert entered his true calling, and became an Avalon police officer. He advanced to Avalon Chief of Police in 1993 and retired in 2010. He was an avid golfer, a life member of the ACRC, and he rescued over 150 animals. He enjoyed spending time on his front porch with his wife and loving companions Oni and Sasha. He was preceded in death by his parents and late wife Ethel. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Ann Howie; four children: Scott Ingold, Steven Howie (Myrna), Laura Schoffstall (Brian) and Sean Howie (Susan); his sister, Carol Lewis (Dan); niece and nephew, Marjorie and Donald Lewis; grandchildren: Mackenzie Hitchcock (Ethan) and Carrington Howie (Evan). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to AHN Hospice, ( Arrangements entrusted to the REX T. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, North Side.

Kathleen M. McCarthy
Age 64, of Ben Avon, on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Beloved daughter of the late Michael E. and Katherine G. McCarthy; sister of Michael (Jan) McCarthy. NO VISITATION. Services and Interment private. Arrangements entrusted to the THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Ave., Pgh., PA 15212.